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    There was a thread on archery talk about whether to remove string stops from a target bow and the replies were lots. Most people said string stops weren't as valuable as bow manufacturers made them sound and if you didn't have a brace height shorter than 7" they didn't do much. I had been wondering about installing/building a string stop for my older Martin which is getting dipped right now. Are they over rated? If you removed a string stop from a newer bow what difference would you notice shooting it if any?

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    In my opinion string stops do alot for a bow. If you have a bow that has one on all you have to do is take it off then shoot, it will be pretty obvious what its there for. As for the guys on AT........Im sure most of the opinions were concerning target bows and noise. No it dosnt really matter if a target bow is loud, but a string stop does more than just quiet the bow, it helps to control vibration as well. I work with vibration every day , collecting vibration data and analyizing the data..........soft rubber string stops do an awsome job of eleminating all types of vibration. Like I said its JMO but I think they are a very important part of the bow.
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    shoot a bow with a string stop and you will never want to shoot one with out one again
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    One thing that is not mentioned. They have helped in an accidental dry fire. Stopping the string from going totally forward. Doesn't always work that way but has for some.






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    One other thing I think they help with. Gettng a consistent arrow release from the string. No two nocks are identical, and if one is fitting tighter than the others, I think a string stop helps to make a cleaner release. A tight nock will travel further forwards with the string before it releases, but having a stop will make that a shorter distance.
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    So in redoing my older Martin bow, How hard would it be to fabricate a string stop for it and would it be worth it? Can I buy one that installs under my lower mount cable guard? Thats my dilema is my rear threaded hole is being used by my stock cable guard.
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    We have been making them for years. Here is a thread that shows the latest one my son made.

    http://martinarchery.com/mtechforum/showthread.php?23260-Home-made-string-stop!&highlight=string+stop





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    I'm calling it the real deal. When I got my Cheetah it didn't have one on it. I bought one of the Limbsaver ones and had to run the front mount, it made all the difference in the world when it comes to string twang. And that was huge for it being my hunting bow at the time ... and my only bow at that.
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    The real deal for sure. Norway front mount sts is what you need. Not as clean looking as a rear mount but just as effective.
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    So does that mean on my 2012 silencer, the little x shaped rubber pieces that are in the string and both cables technically are not needed since it has a string stop? I hear everyone say it eliminates the need for string silencers yet the bow still came with both.

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